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The Education of Henry Adams
An Autobiography
Written by Henry Adams
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: May 11, 1999
Price: $15.00

"I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams,"said Gore Vidal. "He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors."

His political ideals shaped by two presidential ancestors—great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams—Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Gulag
A History
Written by Anne Applebaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2004
Price: $18.95

Pulitzer Prize-winner, Non-Fiction 2004
National Book Critics Circle Nominee, Non-Fiction
National Book Award Finalist, Non-Fiction 2003

Winnner of the Duff Cooper Prize 2003

The Gulag—the vast array of Soviet concentration camps—was a system of repression and punishment whose rationalized evil and institutionalized inhumanity were rivaled only by the Holocaust.

The Gulag entered the world’s historical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Most Famous Man in America
The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Written by Debby Applegate


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $20.00

No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings—especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century’s bestselling book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But when pushed into... Read more >
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Cheever
A Life
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

John Cheever spent much of his career impersonating a perfect suburban gentleman, the better to become one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America. Written with unprecedented access to essential sources—including Cheever’s massive journal, only a fraction of which has ever been published—Bailey’s Cheever is a stunning example of the biographer’s... Read more >
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Cheever
Written by Blake Bailey
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Cheever

Written by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Barbarous Years
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $35.00

Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2013

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.

They were a mixed multitude—from England, the Netherlands, the... Read more >
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Voyagers to the West
A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Written by Bernard Bailyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $22.36

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Saloutos Prize of the Immigration History Society

Bailyn's Pulitzer Prize-winning book uses an emigration roster that lists every person officially known to have left Britain for America from December 1773 to March 1776 to reconstruct the lives and motives of those who emigrated to the... Read more >
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The Blood Telegram

Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $16.95

Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs Book

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, Financial Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews

This magnificent history provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Blood Telegram
Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Written by Gary J. Bass


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $30.00

A riveting history—the first full account—of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today.

Giving an astonishing inside... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $20.00

American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb,” the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation–one... Read more >
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Slavery By Another Name
The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Written by Douglas A. Blackmon


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.00

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon... Read more >

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The Americans: The Democratic Experience

Written by Daniel J. Boorstin


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: July 12, 1974
Price: $21.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"Mr. Boorstin tells the story of the invention of a new democratic culture and the reorientation of the national character through countless little revolutions in economy, technology, and social rearrangements...Illuminated by reflections that are original, judicious and sagacious."--Henry Steele Commager

"A superb panorama of life in... Read more >
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The First American
The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $18.00

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

A groundbreaking scientist, leading businessman, philosopher, bestselling author, inventor, diplomat, politician, and wit, Benjamin Franklin was perhaps the most beloved and celebrated American of his age, or indeed of any age. Now, in a beautifully written and meticulously researched account of Franklin's life and times, his clever repartee, generous... Read more >
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The Publisher
Henry Luce and His American Century
Written by Alan Brinkley


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $17.00

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century.

As the founder of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Hardcover, 1200 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $35.00

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography



Paperback Available May, 2003

Master of the Senate carries Lyndon Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the... Read more >

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Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson III
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1232 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2003
Price: $22.00


Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Winner of the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Biography/Autobiography

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his... Read more >

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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00

This is Caro's examination of how one man, Robert Moses, shaped the politics, the physical structure, and even the problems of urban decline in the city and state of New York.

Winner of both the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping)... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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One of Ours

Written by Willa Cather


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: November 5, 1991
Price: $14.95

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1923, in One of Ours, Willa Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, Cather creates a canny... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
A Novel
Written by Michael Chabon


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $30.00

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened... Read more >

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The Stories of John Cheever

Written by John Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $18.00

When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the... Read more >
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Woodrow Wilson
A Biography
Written by John Milton Cooper, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95

The first major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president in nearly two decades, from one of America’s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars.

A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative president—he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDR’s New Deal and would... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fly Swatter
Portrait of an Exceptional Character
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.95

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

The most interesting lives are not always the best-known lives, and this is the account of a truly fascinating person. The stories of Alexander Gerschenkron—his great escapes, his vivid wit, his feuds, his flirtations, and his supremely cultured mind—are the stuff of legend.

Born in... Read more >

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Written by Jennifer Egan


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $26.95

Jennifer Egan’s spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other’s pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Written by Dave Eggers


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.95

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a fine book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly. Eggers’ most powerful prose is often his most straightforward, relying on old-fashioned truth telling for its punch.” —The New York Times Book Review

The literary sensation of the year, a book that... Read more >
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